Festive Holiday Cheese Ball Recipes

Cheese Balls are a perfect addition to any Holiday Spread, and we love how easy they are! Try these two Festive Cheeseball Recipes for your next get-together.

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cranberry pecan cheese ball

Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball



  1. If desired, begin with toasting the pecans. Place the chopped pecans on a cookie sheet and place in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  2. Next, beat together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, 1/2 the toasted pecans, 1/2 cup dried cranberries, green onion, and garlic powder until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Then, place the mixture into the center of a piece of parchment paper (#1153) or plastic wrap (#6127) and wrap the cheese mixture completely, forming it into a ball shape. Place it in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
  4. Prior to serving, mix together the remaining 1/2 cup pecans, 1/2 dried cranberries, and 2 Tbsp green onions and place on the counter or a cutting mat (#3840). Carefully unwrap the cheese ball and roll it in the mixture.
  5. To serve, set on a plater with crackers, pretzels (#2319), carrots, celery, or naan (#1686) chips.

Adapted from: https://gimmedelicious.com/2018/12/22/cranberry-pecan-cheese-ball/

pinecone cheese ball with almonds

Pinecone Cheese Ball with Almonds



  1. First, thoroughly mix together the cream cheese and mayo. Then, stir in the bacon, green onion, dill weed, and pepper. Cover then chill overnight.
  2. Next, divide the mixture in half and place each half into the center of a piece of parchment paper (#1153) or plastic wrap (#6127). Wrap the cheese mixture completely, forming it into a pine cone shape.
  3. Soon before serving, add the almonds. Start at the narrow tip and place the almonds into the cheese with a slight angle, forming rows. Repeat until the whole pine cone is covered (or at least the part that isn’t against the plate).
  4. If desired, garnish with rosemary springs to resemble the pine needles. Place in the fridge until ready to serve!

Adapted from: https://www.livinglocurto.com/pine-cone-cheese-ball-appetizer/



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